Robert L. Tingler, 68, of Midway, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born Feb. 6, 1933, in Covington, Va., he was the son of the late Gayland and Dorthy Bess Tingler and the mother who raised him, Rosie Tingler of Sullivan. Mr. Tingler was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a nursing assistant at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Beckley for 35 years retiring in 1991. Survivors include his wife, Mary Meek Tingler; a son, Robert Tingler Jr. of Coal City; four daughters, Barbara Tyree of North Carolina, Sissy Lilly of Coal City, Judy Atkinson of Spencer and Nancy Martin of Georgia; several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Torris of Columbus, Ohio. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Roger Brammer officiating. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.